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First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers - 33-1011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Captain
  • Correctional Lieutenant
  • Correctional Officer Captain
  • Correctional Officer Lieutenant
  • Correctional Officer Sergeant
  • Correctional Sergeant
  • Corrections Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Sergeant
  • Shift Supervisor

SOC Occupation Groups

33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
33-1000 Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
33-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers
33-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

Related Occupations


  • Carry injured offenders or employees to safety and provide emergency first aid when necessary.
  • Complete administrative paperwork or supervise the preparation or maintenance of records, forms, or reports.
  • Conduct roll calls of correctional officers.
  • Convey correctional officers' or inmates' complaints to superiors.
  • Develop work or security procedures.
  • Examine incoming or outgoing mail to ensure conformance with regulations.
  • Instruct employees or provide on-the-job training.
  • Maintain knowledge of, comply with, and enforce all institutional policies, rules, procedures, and regulations.
  • Maintain order, discipline, and security within assigned areas in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies, and laws.
  • Monitor behavior of subordinates to ensure alert, courteous, and professional behavior toward inmates, parolees, fellow employees, visitors, and the public.
  • Rate behavior of inmates, promoting acceptable attitudes and behaviors to those with low ratings.
  • Resolve problems between inmates.
  • Respond to emergencies, such as escapes.
  • Restrain, secure, or control offenders, using chemical agents, firearms, or other weapons of force as necessary.
  • Review offender information to identify issues that require special attention.
  • Set up employee work schedules.
  • Supervise activities such as searches, shakedowns, riot control, or institutional tours.
  • Supervise and direct the work of correctional officers to ensure the safe custody, discipline, and welfare of inmates.
  • Supervise or perform searches of inmates or their quarters to locate contraband items.
  • Supervise or provide security for offenders performing tasks, such as construction, maintenance, laundry, food service, or other industrial or agricultural operations.
  • Take, receive, or check periodic inmate counts.
  • Transfer or transport offenders on foot or by driving vehicles, such as trailers, vans, or buses.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer first aid.
  • Count prison inmates or personnel.
  • Determine operational procedures.
  • Direct operations of correctional facilities.
  • Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors.
  • Drive vehicles to transport individuals or equipment.
  • Escort prisoners to courtrooms, prisons, or other facilities.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Locate suspicious objects or vehicles.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
  • Prepare activity or work schedules.
  • Rescue people from hazardous situations.
  • Resolve interpersonal conflicts.
  • Respond to emergencies to provide assistance.
  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Search individuals for illegal or dangerous items.
  • Supervise inmate activities.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures.
  • Use weapons or physical force to maintain security.
  • Write operational reports.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Anti-tank Missileman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Armor Senior Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Brig Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Correctional (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Correctional Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Corrections Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Criminal Investigator CID Agent (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Critical Skills Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Security (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Indirect Fire Infantryman (Army - Enlisted)
  • Infantry Assaultman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Infantry Unit Leader (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Infantryman (Army - Enlisted)
  • Internment/Resettlement Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Security (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Light Armored Reconnaissance Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • M1 Armor Crewman (Army - Enlisted)
  • Master-At-Arms (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Senior Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Correction Officer, Head
  • Jailer, Chief